Commentary: Promise and peril in Ethiopia
By Ben Robinson in London
Ethiopia stands out among a handful of African countries that have recently rid themselves of incumbent leaders in pursuit of better governance and accountability. So far, the country has gone further and faster than others in revising its fortunes.
Easing the country’s foreign exchange shortage and tackling its large debt burden will be vital to ensuring reform efforts are kept on track and not disrupted by social unrest or economic volatility. The promise – and the peril – facing Ethiopia make it a key country to watch.
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Podcast: Islamic private equity industry – Part 2
Emilio Escartin, former vice-president and head of investments at the Bahrain Development Bank, joins Julia Demidova from OMFIF to discuss the Islamic private equity industry. This podcast provides an overview of Islamic private equity funds and their distinction from conventional funds. Escartin assesses global investor trends and the evolution of Islamic private equity around the world, particularly in emerging markets, as well as some trending fintech topics and their impact on Islamic fund management, banking and financial services.
Listen to the recording, or search for OMFIF on your smartphone’s podcast app.